Macomb County Real Estate Information

Macomb County, Michigan, is a growing county in the Detroit metropolitan area of the southern part of the state. The county's population has grown from its mark at 2000 of around 789,000 to an estimated 831,000 in 2008. The county seat is Mt. Clemens, and it is home to 28 cities, townships and villages. Three of Michigan's largest communities are located in the county: Warren, Sterling Heights and Clinton Township. 

The county was named after Alexander Macomb, Jr., a U.S. Army commander, and it makes up an area of around 570 square miles, of which 89 square miles are water. It was organized on Jan. 15, 1818, and became the third county in the Michigan territory. Macomb County's cities provide residents with a wide variety, from Detroit suburbs like Warren and Roseville, more affluent enclaves like Sterling Heights, and smaller, unincorporated communities.

Macomb County residents at the time of the 2000 census had a median annual household income of around $52,000. At the time, it was also home to two Native American tribes counting more than 1,000 members, with the Cherokee nation having around 1,800 and the Chippewa tribe recording around 1,000. There is also a large Asian community in the county, with more than six Asian ethnic groups claiming over 1,000 residents in 2000.

Macomb County has more than 130 parks covering 12,000 acres, including the county's four major parks: Freedom Hill County Park, Macomb Orchard Trail, Metro Beach Metropark and Stony Creek Metropark. The county has around 31 miles of shoreline and over 100 marinas, so water sports and recreation are popular pastimes. The county counts nearly 40 golf courses and three regional shopping centers. Public education is operated by a conglomerate of 21 school districts.